It has been two decades since the United States sent troops to Afghanistan for what President Obama thought was a smart war.
Today President Joe Biden is announcing that U.S. troops will be gone from Afghanistan in September.
Donald Trump had earlier announced their removal by May 1 based on an agreement with the Taliban.
Biden says “tactical” problems will keep him from meeting that deadline.
What tactical problems? Put them on a plane and bring them home.
About 800,000 US soldiers and other military personnel have served at least once in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001.
More than 2,300 have been killed, and 20,000 wounded.
The war has cost the United States trillions of dollars.
None of that could defeat the Taliban. Afghanistan has defeated every foreign invader.
Obama was always wrong about this.
It was never a smart war.
Whatever that is.